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Diversity

7.9 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The Dubai office is especially diverse."
Second year trainee, London (seconded to Dubai office)
"There seems to have been an effort over the last year or two to focus on supporting women in the firm. There is an annual diversity month that includes very interesting events."
Second year trainee, Paris
"I think White & Case makes more of an effort than some people think. I think the main area the firm is trying to improve is seeing more females near the top of the hierarchy."
Second year trainee, London
"There are committees to progress the needs of women and the LGBT community. Issues and internal barriers are frequently discussed."
Second year trainee, London, but currently on secondment in the Paris office.

2017

"The firm is very diverse but I think it could do more to address gender diversity issues, especially around female retention. This includes putting less emphasis on face-time and billable hours and more emphasis on the quality of work delivered. The firm could also be more transparent about its efforts to address gender imbalances."
Second year trainee, London
"The efforts on diversity go so far that it can be hard to keep up."
First year trainee, London
"In my opinion, the firm is leading the market in terms of diversity."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is really diverse and international."
First year trainee, London
"The firm does have an open attitude in its recruitment, although more diverse partners would be welcome."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"Lots of diversity groups and events."
First year trainee, London
"There are many opportunities/support networks connected to diversity. There is the women's initiative, which holds events throughout the year and all are invited to go. There are also other networks to join that were provided to us on day one."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has various organisations set up for diversity, which are active and sociable."
First year trainee, London
"The work place is very diverse and the firm promotes the cause with a number of groups. There has been increased focus recently on getting more women on the partnership track."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm has a 'diversity week'. It's a massive part of the firm's culture and is definitely borne out in the people who work here."
First year trainee, London
"There has been a new women's initiative, which gets lots of attention in the firm. While some departments could be more diverse (for instance, employing more women), others (such as mine) have a lot of female partners. Partners generally take maternity leave so there isn't such a stigma about it."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is diverse in terms of ethnicities due to the fact it is so international. While the meetings taking place to discuss issues affecting women and the LGBT community could be more regular, these issues are being acknowledged by the firm."
First year trainee, London
"There seems to be a conscious effort to improve diversity and although it is a long road, it is gradually improving. I do feel that there needs to be more women in more senior roles, but this does seem to be increasing."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Personally, White & Case couldn't be more diverse, and they have an active women's and LGBT initiative."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is very diverse in terms of ethnicity and nationality. However, I feel that women are under-represented on the partnership level. In my previous department, there were no female partners at all. In my current department, there is only one."
First year trainee, London
"Generally, there seems to be much more diversity in the intakes at White & Case than at other comparable city firms."
First year trainee, Tokyo
"I have found that most people at the firm are from different countries."
Second year trainee, London
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